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Courtney Malone



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Here you'll find some of our most recent family stories, as well as tips and tricks for aspiring lifestyle photographers.


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How to Achieve Light and Airy Indoor Light Every Time

This video is for you if you are a lifestyle newborn photographer that LOVES light and airy light indoors – but you can’t always figure out exactly how to achieve that look!

Greenville SC Heirloom Portrait Photographer


Josephine | First Birthday Heirloom Portrait Session in Greenville, SC

Sweet Jo came in to celebrate her first birthday with me! We did my Heirloom Portrait session with my Lifestyle Add-On in my Greenville, SC studio.

Off Camera Flash for Lifestyle Photographers

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The BIGGEST Lifestyle Newborn Lighting Mistake (and how to fix it)!

Want to know what spooky season and newborn lighting have in common? You won’t want to miss my FIRST YouTube video, where I teach you the biggest lifestyle newborn lighting mistake and the simple fix to overcome it. Who would have thought the idea of telling scary ghost stories could be a major lesson in photography lighting!? Well… I did 😉

Flash for Lifestyle Newborn Photographers


James Henry | Flash for Lifestyle Newborn Photography

I did sweet James Henry’s newborn session in his beautiful Augusta Rd area nursery in Greenville! His room was absolutely beautiful, and so perfectly decorated by his talented mama!



Olivia | Greenville, SC Heirloom Children’s Portraits

Sweet Olivia lives all the way in California! After not being able to find anyone on the west coast that offers this traditional style of children’s portrait, Olivia’s family made plans to come see me while visiting friends in Georgia.

Greenville SC Black and White Portraits Personality


Mason | Greenville, SC Black and White Simple Portraits

I’ve been watching sweet Mason grow since the VERY beginning! I did his in home lifestyle newborn session at just a few weeks old, and have been so grateful to get a front row seat to watching him grow ever since.

Twin Newborn Session in Greenville, SC


Maren & Coast | Greenville, SC Twin Studio Newborn Session

It’s always a miracle when a healthy baby is born – but two!? My goodness. I can only imagine the chaos that is being a twin parent, but I will never get over the absolute miracle and magic of twins!



Jett Turns One | Greenville, SC Traditional Children’s First Year Portrait

Happy First Birthday to Jett! He came in to celebrate his first birthday with a beautiful combination of my Heirloom Portrait Session and my Lifestyle Studio Milestone session. I love the formalness of the portraits mixed with the casual, playful nature of these family images.



Parks | Greenville SC First Birthday Portrait Milestone Session

Parks is ONE! We captured this special first year milestone with my Heirloom Portrait Session and Lifestyle Add-On. Fun fact, I built my studio with this EXACT offering in mind! I love being able to quickly transition from a more formal portrait with studio light, to a more relaxed lifestyle portrait in natural light. It’s quickly becoming one of my most popular offerings, and I think these precious images showcase why!



Channing | Greenville, SC Fine Art Portrait and Lifestyle Studio Session

Sweet Channing came in recently for her 2 year portrait, and we had the best time. Her family chose my favorite session combination of all time, which is my Heirloom Vignette Portrait sitting, paired with a lifesyle add-on that captures even more of those sweet personalities and the full heirloom outfit. Fun fact, we actually built my studio with this specific session offering in mind! It’s a unique session line up that creates the PERFECT set of image.

Upstate, SC Heirloom Vignette Portrait Photographer


Lanie | Upstate, SC Heirloom Vignette Portrait Photographer

No, this is NOT a baby doll – she’s an actual real life little baby! Sweet Lanie is pure sugar, and a new graduate of my first year collective! It’s been a joy to watch her grow.



Emelia | Flash for In Home Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

It’s no secret that flash has saved the day MANY times in my nearly 8 years as a professional photographer, but it REALLY saved the day for sweet Emelia’s session!


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